Sighting for September 7, 2015

Ahmet Baytas

MONTCLAIR
Essex County, NJ

Most of the butterflies were seen at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Upper Montclair. Peck’s Skippers were everywhere. The first Variegated Fritillary sighting I know of in Essex County in well over a decade. My third Common Checkered-Skipper ever in town, all in September. There were at least three mating pairs of Peck’s Skippers, a mating pair of Cabbage Whites, a mating pair of Pearl Crescents, and two mating pairs of Clouded Sulphurs (both involving white females) in the garden. Labor Day, I guess?

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 6
  • Clouded Sulphur 4
  • Orange Sulphur 3
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Variegated Fritillary 2
  • Pearl Crescent 5
  • American Lady 1
  • Silver-spotted Skipper 1
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 4
  • Common Checkered-Skipper 1
  • Peck's Skipper 30+
  • Sachem 3

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary

Silver-spotted Skipper

Sachem

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Peck's Skipper

Eastern Tailed-Blue

Common Checkered-Skipper

Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage White